From January 31st to February 2nd 2024, the 16th Annual Nuclear Deterrence Summit will take place in Washington, D.C. This summit brings together people and companies that profit from the development and maintenance of nuclear weapons. While they operate legally, the morality of their actions is questionable.

These groups prioritize financial gain over human life. Like drug traffickers, they enable harm and violence, but without legal consequence. In pursuing ever more deadly nuclear technology, they demonstrate a callous disregard for the sanctity of human life. Their creativity and resources further dangerous weapons that risk incalculable suffering.

While nuclear deterrence relies on the threat of mutual destruction, we must question the wisdom of policies that endanger millions of innocents. There are no words to fully capture the immorality of valuing profit over human life. Yet events like the Nuclear Deterrence Summit normalize the unthinkable. We should condemn the needless loss of life and advocate for non-violent solutions to conflict. Progress requires elevating human dignity above financial gain.

The time has come for humanity to evolve beyond justifications for mass murder.

Join various groups and nuclear abolitionists vigiling outside the Westin Washington Hotel in D.C. all 3 days. Bring a flyer, banner, sign or just yourself.